Tracked skid-steers are better.

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We’ve got this machine at work for the occasional small flood control structure maintenance projects that aren’t big enough to be worth contracting out like most of our structure maintenance is. Our survey party chief is the primary operator of it, but today I played with it around shop yard while putting a battery tender on it (in my side duty here as keeper of the mechanical things).

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Illustration for article titled Tracked skid-steers are better.

I’ve run skid steers before moving dirt around to get a racetrack sanctioned for SCCA club racing, but this was my first time at the controls of a tracked one. These are so much better, and so much more stable. This is a good toy. I’m going to have convince our survey guy to let me have some time at the controls moving some dirt around.

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This is our biggest toy at work, along with the gooseneck trailer and F-450 to move it around.

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